How To Buy A Wedding Suit In 2019 - A Definitive Guide

Custom wedding suits have become the new norm when it comes to modern-day weddings. Weddings are not just all about the bride anymore. In today’s wedding trends, grooms have been sharing the spotlight, too. When it comes to planning the wedding, an increasing number of grooms have started to get involved hands-on in organizing their big day alongside their brides.

A new tradition is emerging when it comes to choosing the bridal dress and wedding suit of the groom. More savvy brides and grooms are choosing attire customization for their wedding day. Custom wedding suits have become the norm for the modern man. Since your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it is necessary to splurge a little to look dashing in your wedding photos. Of course, the couple will be the most photographed during the event. All eyes and camera lenses will be on you. Therefore, your wedding attire should be a priority investment. But with such great investment, you must also consider great value. You must consider the usability of the wedding suit after the wedding.

So we listed some helpful guide points in buying the perfect wedding suit for you. The custom suit for men should showcase your style and represent yourself accurately.

In a preview, here are the quick tips in buying a wedding suit:

  • Determine the level of formality of the wedding event.

  • Coordinate with your bride so your suit will complement her wedding gown style.

  • Decide on the after-event usability of your custom tuxedo.

  • Choose some special trademarks for your suit to make it personal.

Now let’s get down to the details of buying your first suit or tuxedo. It is actually easier than you to think.


For starters, let us be clear about the difference between a tuxedo and a suit. As we mentioned earlier, a tuxedo has satin on the lapel side, pocket trims, buttons, and a satin stripe down the trousers. Suits don’t have satin and will usually have plastic buttons or self-buttons (buttons faced with the same fabric as the suit). 


Well, in this case, it is for a wedding. This will usually be the first question every tailor will ask of you. It is important to mention the time of the wedding, though. Daytime weddings might require lighter shades of custom suits. Nighttime weddings, in contrast, are perfect for darker shades of the wedding suit. Destination weddings are more tropical and humid; thus, destination events will entail lighter fabrics for maximum comfort. 


There are three basic levels of event formality when it comes to a wedding event: casual, semi-casual or cocktail, and formal.


For a casual event like a beach wedding, the best choice of suit fabric would be a 100 percent cotton suit. Since the weather would likely be hotter and more humid, your custom wedding suit should be able to breathe.  Other suit fabric options for this type of event are linen and blended wool and linen fabric.  The key detail here is comfort. Your wedding suit and shoes must be comfortable and breathable. You don’t want to feel uneasy and queasy during the ceremony just because you chose the wrong fabric for the occasion. Color should also complement the beach theme wedding. Stick to beige, tans, and light blues.


For a semi-casual event like a garden wedding, you will need a tuxedo or suit that is classy but not too formal.  A soft grey tone, light blue, or beige for your wedding suit would be most appropriate.  Opt for a solid color or something with texture and lines. Following these tips will give you a great look at an outdoor occasion.


For a strictly formal occasion, it almost always involves wearing a traditional Marcella shirt, black satin bow tie, full black tuxedo, black socks, and black formal shoes. 


Since a lasting marriage involves a great deal of teamwork, your wedding day is where you should start.  Both you and your bride-to-be want to look your best on your big day, so don't be afraid to ask for your spouse's input on what to wear.  If the bride opts for a long gown, it would look best for the groom to wear a tuxedo.  Likewise if the bride goes with a tea-length wedding dress, then the groom might be better dressed in a suit or a tuxedo that isn't so rigid and formal.

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Choose a custom suit that you can wear from time to time when a special occasion comes. After your wedding, don’t let your suit gather dust in the closet. Decide on a dark suit that you can use in the office or future formal events.


For starters, this is not normally done.  But if your wedding was more on the informal side and your wedding suit is passable for office attire, you can certainly try it out in that environment.  If you are considering wearing your former wedding suit in the office, then go for something dark nearing the black shade. A charcoal-colored suit will be a good choice. If you already have a dark suit and this is going to be your second suit, shades of grey or navy blue are best. Not so many men have light grey and navy-colored suits. Owning a light-colored suit can set you apart. For a more unique style, don a navy blue with plaid or textured fabric. 


A dark suit can be appropriate to wear for all kinds of occasions, be it at another wedding, a gala, or a classy venue. Chances are likely high that the time of the event would be held at nighttime, so you'll need something dark to dress appropriately for the evening.


A well-fitted wedding suit is all you need to look fit and fab in a formal occasion. In fact, the fit is going to be the very first thing that people will notice. So whether you choose a tuxedo, a suit or very casual attire, fit is always the most important aspect. Even if you don’t opt for a fully custom suit, make sure that whoever is helping you pick out your wedding suit knows what he is doing. The easiest way to look gallant and dashing on your wedding day is to wear a suit that fits well and is tailored perfectly for your body size.


Add a bit of personal touch to your wedding suit to make it unique. You can add a monogram of your name on the inside of the jacket. You can also include the date of your wedding or a meaningful saying that means something special to you and will remind you of your memorable wedding day for years to come.

Other personalization options include highlighting the lapel buttonhole or making the pocket seams color similar to the wedding motif. One sign of a custom suit is incorporating working buttonholes on your jacket sleeve.


It is going to be your wedding, so whatever you choose will reflect your personality. Let you and your spouse-to-be decide on how your wedding suit will look. When you iron out all the details, you can focus your attention on enjoying the rest of the wedding.

It will normally take seven weeks to manufacture a custom suit for men, as all of us at Enzo Custom want to make sure to deliver quality and excellence. Book a private appointment with us to get started on your custom wedding suit or tuxedo.

You can check a more detailed step-by-step guide on how to buy a wedding suit here. Please let us know if you have any questions about your wedding attire. We would be glad to help you in dressing up to your maximum potential.

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